Readers Poll: Save boot or trash? When?

March 19th, 2009

I have completed 19 weeks post surgery as of yesterday.   I came out of the boot at 14 weeks.  It is still resting upright next to my bed as I am almost afraid to discard it.  What have other folks done?  I want to know.  At what point in the recovery process do you throw it out?  Why am I hesitant?

Week 18 Completed

March 10th, 2009

Hi All,

18 Weeks completed a still a lot left to go…but I’m still hopefull because of great bloggers ahead of me (read Hoss’ entries from Canada).  Anyway, I have minimal pain at the back of my heel and in my weakened foot and my therapist is still working on breaking up the scar tissue.  Under the therapist’s guidance I have been weight training to strengthen my leg and foot twice weekly plus daily work at home with therabands (when I remember). It has been 4 weeks since I was liberated from my boot and 2 weeks since the surgeon freed me.  Now it is just me and my physical therapist.  My goal is to retun to my soccer team for the fall season (the second week in Sept).  I now feel that I might miss the first game or so but I should be able to play at least limited minutes shortly therafter.  I keep my fingers crossed and continue to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I hope you all do the same as well!

Sudden Strength in my 9th week!

January 8th, 2009

Hi world!  I have been reading other testimonieses for the last nine weeks and have decided to join in.  I live and work in New York City, a very, very busy place.  I have never had so many people hold doors and carry things for me.  It makes me feel good.  However, no one truly knows(my wife and family included) just how bad this injury and how hard and lonely the recovery is unless you are going through it yourself.  For that reason I am grateful this site exists.

Today I woke up and my leg felt so strong.  This has been my best day to date!  I have a 4cm tear which I suffered in a soccer league game.  I had surgery on Nov 5.  I am weight bearing but with both crutches and am scheduled to go to one crutch on Monday (01/12) and then no crutches about two weeks later.  Today I went without crutches in my office most of the day.  I must say that it made me tired and i will not push it.  I am going back to the doctor’s schedule.  I am not prepared to undue the fantastic work my surgeon did and I have had too many teammates in college and beyond attempt to comeback from injuries too soon only to make matters worse.

Tonight I am going to walk a few steps without my crutches (to impress my wife and son) then do my exercises, ice, and get off my feet.  Life is stil good!